May 28, 1957 ~ November 16, 2012
Frederick L. Kidd, 55, loving father and husband entered the eternal gates of heaven on November 16, 2012. Fred was born on May 28, 1957, in Muskegon, Michigan, and was predeceased by his parents, George and Geneva Kidd; Aunt Ruth Allen; mother-in-law, Carmen Reyes; brothers-in-law, Andy Reyes and Roque Saldana; sisters-in-law, Linda Saldana and Pamela Saldana; and nephew, Jazz Saldana. He leaves to cherish his memory a large, loving family. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Denise; daughter, Vanessa; son, Garrett; father-in-law, Joe (Julia Manchego) Reyes; brothers and sisters, George Kidd Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, Steve G. Kidd of Aurora, Colorado, Yvonne M. Chase of Muskegon, Michigan, Raymond E.(Donata M.) Kidd of Muskegon Michigan, Jerome C. Kidd of San Antonio, Texas, Michael W. Kidd of San Antonio, Texas, and Lonzell B. (Jacquelyn Y.) Kidd of McCordsville, Indiana; brothers-in-law, James A. (Yvonne) Saldana, and Steve (Cindy) Reyes; sisters-in-law, Helen (Lawrence) Gurule, Gloria J. Reyes, and Geraldine Baker. Fred is also survived by a large extended family which includes numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Fred's career spanned over 32 years in Higher Education. His overarching passion and legacy was assisting college students achieve their educational goals by mentoring, guiding, and helping explore funding options for their college education. Fred had abundant knowledge and expertise in financial aid systems, project management, enrollment `management strategies, technology and business process reviews, system integration and production support, and sales and marketing, which he combined to accomplish a successful career. Overall, Fred worked with most of the major campus software solutions in higher education and with over fifty colleges and universities nationwide in the areas of system development, implementation, and training. He had an inherent sense about helping clients redesign their business processes and procedures to fully meet their needs. Fred's most current position was a Principal Consultant in Higher Education and Healthcare Consulting with proficiency in Financial Aid management and software systems with Oracle; he was also a Certified Financial Aid Instructor with Oracle University and Principal Consultant with CUNY. Additionally, he served as a Senior Vice President with SallieMae where he focused on value added services, retention, and diversity initiatives with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He also held the position of Executive Director of Sales and National Value Added Consultant for JPMorgan Chase Bank. Prior to his value added consulting services experience with SallieMae and JPMorgan Chase, Fred was Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Director of Financial Aid, and Director of Computer Information Systems (Financial Aid Office) for Colorado State University, Pueblo, Interim Vice President of Student Services, Director of Financial Aid and Computer Information Systems Coordinator for Pueblo Community College, Director of Student Financial Aid, EEOC Officer, Title III Project Director, and Management Development Specialist for New Mexico Highlands University, and Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid and Financial Aid Counselor/Job Location and Development Coordinator for Colorado State University, Pueblo. Fred was heavily involved, well-known, and highly respected in Pueblo and surrounding community for his philanthropic endeavors, which included El Pomar Foundation's Emerging Leaders Development Program, fundraising and board development and membership with PAACO, and volunteer efforts. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Inurnment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. To order flowers or leave online condolences, please go to www.montgomerysteward.com.